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Temporary-Residential Teaching Assistant Equinox Program (The Center for Talent Development)

Position Deleted on 6/18/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Evanston, IL
Admin - Tutors and Learning Resources
Full Time

Full time work June 26 - August 9, 2013

Tentative training and residential set-up dates: June 26 - June 29, 2013

Session 1: June 30 - July 19, 2013

Session 2: July 20 - August 9, 2013

Starting salary $1,800 increasing to $2,000 based on CTD Summer Program experience per session plus room and board.

Please attach a PDF of your resume and the CTD Summer Program Supplemental Application to your application when applying.

Please complete additional documents by going to: and selecting (2013 Summer Staff Supplemental Application).

For any questions please contact:

Job Summary: This position is for the Equinox Session located in Evanston

Equinox Residential Teaching Assistants (RTAs) support and supervise students in both academic and residential settings. Each RTA is responsible for the care and supervision of approximately 15 to 18 students. RTAs are expected to be a visible, active, and accessible presence in class and in the dorms and be a role model to CTD students by maintaining and promoting the CTD Honor Code. RTAs may not have other work or school commitments during the term of employment.

General Responsibilities:

  • Carefully review all program, site and staff materials provided by the Summer Program. Return all completed paperwork as requested;
  • Attend staff training;
  • Uphold and promote the CTD Honor Code;
  • Follow all CTD rules and regulations concerning staff conduct, appropriate dress, program procedures, and other responsibilities as set forth in the staff handbook and by administrative staff;
  • Supervise and engage with students on all days of the summer sessions: week days, week nights and weekends;
  • Assume program related responsibilities as requested by CTD administrative staff.
  • Be knowledgeable of administrative policies and NU procedures implemented in the classrooms and residence halls;
  • Science RTAs:Complete Northwestern University laboratory safety training online modules;
  • Review course syllabus and materials as provided;
  • Become familiar with NU campus, including but not limited to classroom and program buildings, as well as town boundaries;
  • Prepare residence hall for Opening Day and student move-in;
  • Plan activity schedule in collaboration with RTA team and Residential Coordinators;
  • Review any medical notes (i.e. allergies, prescription schedules, or other medical needs) of students in class group and follow confidentiality policies;
  • Facilitate registration and student move-in on Opening Day.
During Session
  • Reside in the dorm during the entire session and be available at all times. During limited scheduled time away, RTAs must be available via phone, travel no further than 30 minutes off campus, and confirm with the RC who is supervising their RTA group;
  • Attend all class sessions and staff meetings;
  • Collaborate with instructor to support student academic performance. Tasks may include grading, working with individual or small groups of students, leading class discussions, and assisting in lab;
  • Prepare for specific lessons and daily duties by keeping up with course content, readings, etc., and substitute for classroom teacher, if necessary;
  • Schedule and facilitate study sessions for students during afternoons, evenings, and weekends, as appropriate;
  • Accompany and supervise the class on any course-related field trips;
  • Collaborate with residential team to foster a safe, fun, and engaging residential environment;
  • Plan and facilitate afternoon, evening, and weekend recreational activities;
  • Be aware of students' social-emotional needs, and address concerns as appropriate;
  • Communicate regularly with residential and administrative staff about student progress. Complete and submit Communication Forms as necessary within 12 hours of concern;
  • Maintain CTD's standard of supervision. Actively supervise students in class, in the dorm and whenever students are present;
  • Ensure that rules and procedures are consistently and fairly enforced in accordance with the CTD Discipline Guide. Address student behavior appropriately when necessary;
  • Keep anecdotal records and draft student residential evaluations using the online StEW system;
  • If given approval to use the program's petty cash, accurately document expenditures and submit receipts and documentation to the RC in a timely manner (within 24 hours);
  • Work with the Academic Coordinator to administer of the End of Course (EOC) surveys to students;
  • Under the direction of Residential Coordinators, prepare the residence hall for Session 2.

Under the direction of Residential Coordinators, assist in closing the residence hall;

  • Complete and submit student residential evaluations;
  • Complete any necessary end of program paperwork, including program and staff evaluations;
  • Carry out any other program related tasks assigned by the Coordinators and administrative staff.
Mandatory Job Qualifications

RTAs are typically college juniors/seniors or graduate students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and have previous residential experience as a resident advisor (RA) or camp counselor. RTAs must possess and demonstrate a genuine interest in, awareness of, and sensitivity to the academic, social and emotional growth of adolescents.

Current or past enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program is required. Experience working with students in a camp or residential program preferred; previous experience working with children in a classroom or academic setting is a plus. Applicants must demonstrate strong organizational and problem solving skills and should be self-starters, motivated, flexible and adaptable, have a professional demeanor, display a mature and positive attitude, and serve as role models for students and other staff members. Applicants must exhibit a strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork.

How to Apply

This job is open for online applications.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force. For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in eRecruit, enter the Job Opening ID number in the appropriate search field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you.

Please attach a PDF of your resume and the CTD Summer Program Supplemental Application to your application when applying.

Please complete additional documents by going to: and selecting (2013 Summer Staff Supplemental Application).

For any questions please contact:

Job Opening ID number for this position is #20362

"As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment."

Posted 12/11/2012

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